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Police officer attacked, disarmed of his loaded AK-47 rifle

A police officer from Siaya Police Station on Tuesday night lost his firearm after he was attacked by two unknown people.

In a police report recorded at Siaya Police Station, the uniformed officer was found bleeding right outside the Red Cross office by well-wishers who alerted his colleagues.

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“We were alerted that their was a police officer who was lying on the road bleeding near Red Cross office in Siaya Map Ref XR453037, OCS Siaya and a team rushed to the scene and found the officer,” reads the report.

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The report indicates that the officer was on his way to guard the County Commissioner’s residence when the two people – a man and a woman – attacked him.

He was hit by a blunt object on the head and his AK-47 rifle – serial number 4849372 – which at the time was loaded with 30 rounds of ammunition stolen.

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The officer is currently admitted at the Siaya County Referral Hospital.

The statement revealed that a manhunt for the attackers has been launched.

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